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Residents Invited to Be Part of a Guinness World Record Attempt For the Largest Swimming Lesson

May 13, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KIM BECKER, (702) 267-4033

Henderson, Nev. Henderson residents are invited to take part in a Guinness World Record attempt for the world’s largest swimming lesson from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, June 20. The free event is being held at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd.; Henderson Multigenerational Activity and Indoor Pools, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, 310 S. Racetrack Rd.; and Whitney Ranch Activity and Indoor Pools, 1575 C Galleria Dr.

Participation is open to people of all ages. Early registration is recommended and may be made at any recreation center or indoor pool or online at cityofhenderson.com.

The purpose of the event is to draw attention to the importance of water safety and teach children how to swim. It also serves as an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson. An estimated 25,000 people around the world on five continents will simultaneously be taking part.

“Besides adult supervision, the most important way to keep a child safe in and around the water is to ensure they learn how to swim,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “We know that children who have not learned how to swim by the time they reach third grade likely will never learn. This unique event provides an opportunity to introduce the city’s American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program and give parents a preview of what it’s about.”

Mayor Hafen added that parents taking part in the event will receive a certificate valid for free swim lessons for a child ages 6 months to 4 years. Funding for the free swim lessons is provided through a grant from the Southern Nevada Chapter of the International Code Council.

For additional information, call (702) 267-2980 or visit cityofhenderson.com. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006 and Liveability.com: 2013), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and being a safe community (Forbes: 2nd safest in 2011, InsuranceProviders.com: 6th in 2012, Law Street Media: 6th in 2013) Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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